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Bass/lead hybrid resonator!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geordie Hillbilly Aug 20, 2017. 8 Replies

Hiya folks!not sure the world is ready for this but I've just finished my first license plate bass/lead hybrid!  I read a tip that works very well - put the pup below the plate cos it's magnetic.I…Continue

rescue!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 21, 2017. 16 Replies

hi allI've just finished my second cbg.  I wanted a 6 string short scale bass. Plays and sounds great, but I cut the hole for the pickup too big - you can see holes in the photo. Any advice as to…Continue

 

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"Thanks for the friend request Geordie"
Nov 25, 2018
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"Something like that mate!  Work and women....not necessarily in that order ;)"
Nov 22, 2018
Geordie Hillbilly commented on ChickenboneJohn's blog post Banjo making...Appalachian mountain style.
"That is brilliant John."
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"Intrigued by the name, Geordie Hillbilly,in Sheffield are you lost?"
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"Watched film "Strung Together: The Cigar Box Guitar Revolution". WOW! Inspirational and quite moving. 10/10!"
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"Ace tips bonnie lad!"
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"hi lads! thanks for posts and "friend". Reading a great piece by Richey Kay so gonna set neck better on Elvis plate guitar."
Oct 25, 2018
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"Hey, Geordie.  I like that Elvis/hillbilly LPG.  It's nice to have you for a CBN friend."
Sep 21, 2018
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"I missed the hillbilly cat thing the first time I saw it.  Cool."
Sep 21, 2018
Geordie Hillbilly replied to Alan Dillard's discussion fret cutting jig
"Looks great Alan! Am about to start making my own fret boards so will deffo use your ideas mate. Can I just please ask, what is the saw you are using in first pic? How thick is the blade etc, and the make. Great post lad!"
Sep 21, 2018
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""Great Plate", but 3 strings too many for this Ham Fisted ex Bricklayer :-D"
Sep 20, 2018

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
5
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I own a dozen shop bought guitars so I'm really excited about creating something individual. I'm also getting into more rootsier sounds like Delta blues so looking forward to playing slide. I've started a band with a 50's Sun Studio vibe, so really enjoying designing and building original basses to use with band.

New band!

I had a 4 year break from performing and songwriting (I figured I needed one after 30 years!) I started a  new band due to the persistence of a drummer acquaintence of mine - drummers are certainly persistent!

After jamming covers with him and a guitarist friend using the cigar box bass I made last year, I started writing new songs this year and have got about 5 ready.  Another 3 or 4 and we will start gigging them and releasing an album so quite excited.

I have of course been inspired by my cigar box guitar hobby and use as many of the instruments I have so far made in my writing and recording.  This has led to me searching out new acts on Spotify who play a more rootsier sound and have been delighted to discover some brilliant talent.  I could list dozens but I must mention and recommend The Bones of JR Jones, Jimbo Scott and Ben Miller Band.

The Parklands by Jimbo Scott

Being a big fan of Elvis, Eddie Cochran and Johnny Cash (amongst others) I am concentrating on writing and producing a more raw sound, so when they are ready I'll put up some links for you folk to hear.  Cheers!

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At 2:59pm on November 25, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the friend request Geordie

At 3:29pm on October 26, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Intrigued by the name, Geordie Hillbilly,in Sheffield are you lost?

At 10:00pm on September 21, 2018, Uncle John said…

Hey, Geordie.  I like that Elvis/hillbilly LPG.  It's nice to have you for a CBN friend.

At 2:51pm on September 20, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Glad to be your friend Jamie. I love your builds. That LPG is the best!

 
 
 

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